Simpson University Hosts 1,000 Students for College Fair

For Immediate Release


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REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University hosted about 1,000 high school students during the 18th annual College Quest event inside the James M. Grant Student Life Center.

The free college information night on Sept. 14 featured representatives from colleges and universities from across the western U.S., local high school and community representatives, and financial aid workshops presented by College OPTIONS staff.

Brad Williams, chair of the College Quest Committee, said, “This is a great way for students and parents to get a taste of many different colleges and universities without having to leave Redding. These schools and their representatives … help our families get their questions answered and gain knowledge about different career pathways, college entrance requirements, financial aid and more.”

The College Quest event has broad community involvement and support and is planned and sponsored by representatives from College OPTIONS, Dignity Health, Institute of Technology, National University, Reach Higher Shasta, Redding Bank of Commerce, Results Radio, ScholarShare California’s 529 College Savings Plan, Shasta College, Shasta Regional Community Foundation, Shasta Union High School District, Simpson University and The McConnell Foundation.

College OPTIONS provides free programs and services to strengthen the college-going culture in the north state, by increasing opportunities for students to pursue postsecondary education, and ensuring that all students and their families can make informed decisions about their education and their future. Visit for more information.


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Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit


Contact: SU Public Relations
(530) 226-4737